Could this book have been better if the writer wasn’t a diplomat?
How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so boring?
Are these just some minor slip-ups or was this writer completely duped?
Did the quest for scientific precision ruin this book?
If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?
Does this book do anything right except expose someone’s attitude toward China?
Why is it important that young people from China read this today?
Why is this book so tragic, and what is the author’s role in the history he helped to create?
What does 1930s China look like through the eyes of a European socialist?
What happens when an interesting author tries too hard to get his point across?
Is this guy the original Karate Kid, and why is his book so weak?
Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?
What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the “Cultural Revolution”?
Is there a more interesting account of life in the Ming Dynasty?
Can we really read about warfare as if it was just an adventure?